Published: Fri, March 30, 2018
Medical | By Josefina Yates

Decision of re-test in favour of students: CBSE chief Anita Karwal

Decision of re-test in favour of students: CBSE chief Anita Karwal

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has chose to re-conduct the examinations for Economics for Class 12th and Mathematics for Class 10th.

"We have registered two cases on the complaint of Regional Director, Delhi region of CBSE regarding leakage of Maths paper of Class 10 and Economics paper of Class 12".

The circular said that dates for the re-examination of the two papers mentioned above will be announced within a week.

On Monday, panic had gripped students of Class 12 following claims on social media that the economics paper had been leaked even though the CBSE denied there was any slip up. "It may just turn out to be the tip of the iceberg as multiple news reports and social media stories on how the Biology, Chemistry and English papers have also been leaked are also surfacing now", the statement said.

This news raising questions whether the board should have acted to scrap the paper before the examination got under way.

The Congress also suggested that other papers could have been leaked.

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As per reports, the Math paper had a major chunk of questions from NCERT textbooks.

On the other hand, students from other parts of the country like Bengaluru, Guwahati, Chennai, Kolkata, Patna and Bhopal among others are upset with the re-exam decision of the Board. Reports of the inquiry paper being spilled circled through online networking and WhatsApp a few hours previously the season of the exam. "I know how parents and students prepare for the exams and so when a question paper is leaked, it is very sad", he said.

Javadekar said he was "saddened" by the leaks and was confident that the police would nab the culprits. CBSE has chose to take strict action against such activities. In any case, following the accountancy paper, the news of paper leaks became louder.

To a question, he said a special team of Delhi Police is already working on the same.

The students and their parents seem to have shaken off from the blow and lost faith in the board, labelling it as "incompetent" and lambasted it for playing with the future of the students. This year, the CBSE had changed the marking scheme for Economics and introduced a practical component of 20 marks in the paper, which means that the theory exam was conducted for 80 marks in total.

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